- Associated Press - Friday, July 4, 2014

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Beachgoers at the Jersey Shore are being warned about potentially dangerous rip currents that could be spawned by Hurricane Arthur.

The storm also brought periods of heavy rain and gusty winds to some areas as it passed far off the coast on Friday. But conditions were improving by late Friday afternoon, and forecasters said sunny skies were expected for the rest of the holiday weekend.

Some flooding occurred in Cape May and other coastal areas of south Jersey, where most of the rain fell, and high surf advisories were due to remain in effect until Saturday afternoon.

But no major storm-related problems were being reported Friday, and all beaches remained open.

Concerns about the storm spurred several towns to reschedule their Fourth of July fireworks until later in the weekend.

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